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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune and the Breakfast Creek Hotel!

G'day sweet friends! Welcome to Natasha In Oz and welcome to this week's

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Poofy Cheeks

Today I'm sharing some pictures from our fun Sunday afternoon at the iconic Aussie Pub,


Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel image, Natasha in Oz

The Brekkie Creek, as it's affectionately known to the locals, was built in 1889  in the French Renaissance style by a former Lord Mayor of Brisbane, William MacNaughton Galloway. It opened its doors in May 1890 and was an immediate success.

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel image, Natasha in Oz





Galloway remained with the hotel until his death in 1895. He fell from a second floor window of the hotel; the coroner found that he was drunk at the time of his death! His ghost is said to frequent the original parts of the hotel and staff have reported seeing and hearing him on a regular basis! 

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, Brisbane

It has had a rather chequered history, including when in the 1920s to the 1940s, two brothels were located where the car park is now! During World War II, American soldiers used to queue up the street, right opposite a school, which caused community uproar until the brothels were eventually removed.

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz

The hotel introduced many 'firsts' to Brisbane including the outdoor kitchen where customers could choose their own steaks from a cabinet in the early 1960s. That is still the way the steaks are ordered today, although the kitchens have all been updated after a  $4.5 million renovation in 2003 which  returned the Breakfast Creek Hotel to her former glory.

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, menu image

Did I mention that they make a pretty good steak?
(Vegetarians had better look away now...)

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, steak image

I had a medium New York sirloin which was served with coleslaw, Idaho potato topped with bacon and mushroom sauce....YUM!

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz, steak image

Big Al had a massive T-Bone! He nearly finished the lot!

Say G'day Saturday, Tuesday Tune, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Natasha in Oz

This place is an institution-everyone knows about the Breakfast Creek Hotel here in Queensland and has even had a mention in the New York Times!

If you are ever in Brisbane or are even a Brisbanite and haven't been for a while, I suggest a trip to the Brekkie Creek hotel! You'll love it!

And this is where I seamlessly segue into a rather shameless plug for my newly revived

You see, some of my international friends might have actually heard the Breakfast Creek Hotel mentioned in the first line of this rather famous song by Aussie band Midnight Oil.

This one's for you Terri!


Midnight Oil - Dreamworld



If you share music on your blog, why not link up your musical posts with me each Tuesday?


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Natasha In Oz
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29 comments:

  1. Dear Natasha
    A beautiful building with a big story !I hope to enjoy your breakfast . It looks yummy .Thanks for sharing this place with us .
    Have a nice day
    Olympia

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  2. Hi Natasha
    I'm just chiming in from Melbourne! Saw you map of Oz in a link party and was intrigued to stop by and say 'hi'.
    Kristine

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  3. What a great old building and a fantastic story!
    The Ghost Hunters need to go do a story on it!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  4. What a beautiful hotel! As soon as I read that the owner fell to his death from one of the windows, I immediately wondered if the guests there have ever seen his ghost!! I think maybe I watch to many Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters shows!! LOL! But, I really believe there are ghosts out there. Great post. Love your new blog! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  5. Hey lady! That looked very cool, what a neat place. I am linking up as soon as I decide which post to link! :D Have a great weekend, Natasha!

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  6. I have to come to Brissie and go there, thanks for sharing Natasha and have a great weekend.

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  7. Hi lovely lady.
    I also love the look of the Yummy Steaks!!! I would like to thank you for hosting your linky party.
    XXOO Diane

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  8. G'day from Canada everyone!
    love to see what's new w/ you...
    have a wonderful weekend ;))

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  9. I sure hope to visit Australia someday. Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  10. It looks like you had a wonderful day with your family--and so beautiful! Thank you for hosting, and I hope you can stop by: http://redheadedmommycan.blogspot.com/

    I'm following you on linky and came over from the Pinterest Master List :)

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  11. Hi Nat, Enjoyed this post. We love the brekkie creek too. When the kids were little they loved the novelty of looking at all the thick pieces of meat, ha...yep you guessed it, no vegetarians in our house ha. Enjoy your party, I say every election...next time I am having a party but i never seem to get organised enough. xxxx Katherine

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  12. Great post about a local icon, the history is fascinating

    Enjoyed your Christmas blog, will you be getting ready for the season soon?

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  13. What an interesting building! Those steaks look pretty delicious! Now following you through facebook! :)

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  14. What a pretty hotel. Has it been in a movie? Very pretty! Love that Idaho potato all the way on the other side of the world. LOL My pediatrician used to call it an Irish potato. Thank you for hosting! Have a great week.
    Sherry

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  15. Hi Natasha, Such an interesting history behind the Brekkie Creek. It looks charming and the food looks delicious, awesome steak. I just wouldn't want to run into the ghost of Mr. Galloway!

    ~Emily
    The french Hutch

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  16. I can't believe how much your son looks like you!
    The hotel sounds wonderful!
    Thanks for hosting, N!
    Have a G'Day!

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  17. Looks like a fun place. I'm drooling for that steak. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. Wow Natasha, I cant believe we have lived here for almost 4 years and never visited BCH.It looks like they could probably even make something I could eat with all my food allergies..must make a plan to check it out. ;)

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  19. Hi Natasha! Oh, what a beautiful place and it has history to go along with it. Your food looks yummy. Your son has gorgeous eyes just like you.
    I'm coming to your new party and how much fun. I just love these parties in Blogland.
    Hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  20. We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

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  21. You really make me want to visit! The steaks look amazing and the hotel looks like such an interesting place to visit!

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  22. I have never heard of the Breakfast Creek Hotel so thanks so much for writing this great post about it and sharing it with us. My bucket list includes a trip to Australia but I don't know if I will ever make it so reading your post is a kind of a virtual trip. I saw your post over at "Cowgirl Up".

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  23. What a beautiful building!
    Right, next time I'm in Brizzy, I'm meeting you there for brunch!!

    thanks for linking up on Best in Blog mondays too
    xx

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  24. I would love to visit this hotel and restaurant, looks like a wonderful place. So glad I found your blog.

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  25. Love all the pictures. It would be very nice to visit this hotel. Thanks for hosting this linky party!

    Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday at Romance on a Dime!!

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  26. Thanks for the opportunity to link up some projects! And I'm pretty sure I want to visit that beautiful hotel. Wow. We have a pretty one here in Austin (Texas) that I'm reminded of, called the Driscoll. Anyway, thanks again!
    Jess @ TupeloCreative.blogspot.com

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  27. Natasha, I've featured your post on my Facebook page today and hope that someday we'll be able to meet up at the Brekkie Creek for a steak!

    jenn

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